The holiday spirit will be alive and well in downtown London as the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train make its annual visit Tuesday night.
Featuring 14 rail cars, and decked out in hundreds of thousands of festive LED lights, the train is expected to stop at the Richmond Street railway crossing between Oxford and Central at 8:15 p.m.
An added bonus if you go and check it out — Canadian Country singers Kelly Prescott and Doc Walker will perform a free concert from a special stage.
CP Spokeswoman Salem Woodrow says they’re asking residents to bring along a healthy, a non-perishable food donation.
“Every event is free, but we do encourage folks to bring a non-perishable food item or cash for the food bank, and we do also always encourage people to think about the healthy option when they’re going into their pantry or heading to the grocery store before making their way to the event.”
All donations made at the London stop will go directly towards the local food bank.
Also this year, fans of the Holiday Train can follow its journey over social media.
“The listeners can follow the holiday train on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @cpholidaytrain, and we are once again hosting our capture the spirit photo contest.” Woodrow says.
Those who capture the spirit of the train, holiday entertainment and the spirit of giving are encouraged to enter for a chance to win an exclusive ride on next year’s train.